Tag Archive: Ghrelin

May 29

What in Heaven is Ghrelin?

Ghrelin (it sort of rhymes with heaven) is a hormone produced by the human endocrine system. Ghrelin is produced in cells located in the stomach, especially in an area called the fundus. When the stomach is empty (not stretched), ghrelin production increases, telling your brain that it is time to eat. Slowly, doctors are beginning …

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Feb 18

Ghrelin, the Hunger Hormone

What do you know about ghrelin, the so-called “Hunger Hormone?” Ghrelin is involved in telling your brain that it is time to eat. Like everything involved in the endocrine system, the relationship between ghrelin and eating behavior is not completely understood. Still, many patients would benefit from a basic understanding of this hormone and its …

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Oct 19

How do Hormones Affect Obesity?

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Obesity is a major issue affecting many people all over the world, including many people in both Lakeland and Tampa, Florida. The problem is so bad that some sufferers have resorted to finding a weight loss surgeon to do weight loss surgery, such as bariatric surgery despite the known bariatric surgery risks. In order to …

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